Hole in the Sky! Intro to the Fantastical & Weird Dungeon Crawl Classics Game

Hole in the Sky! Intro to the Fantastical & Weird Dungeon Crawl Classics Game

Dungeon Crawl Classics, OSR Games on Discord, Owlbear Rodeo, Theater of the Mind

Price per player-session

You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Your life is wrong. You know you are destined for greatness. And yet the life of a peasant has kept that door closed. Until now. Bizarre dreams have filled your sleep. A strange figure calls to you from these dreams. Will you follow? Dungeon Crawl Classics is a roleplaying game of wonder and danger published by Goodman Games. Each player begins play with four level 0 characters, ordinary peasants and craftsfolk, with only rolling pins and pitchforks to their name. Then, if they are brave or foolish enough, they enter weird and wondrous worlds of incredible danger. And yet together, maybe some of them can make it through. DCC is a twist on Dungeons & Dragons, with lighter rules and the fantasy dialed up to 11. DCC games traditionally begin with a level 0 adventure called a funnel. Imagine ordinary villagers thrust into scenarios that are usually the domain of experienced heroes. If any survive their first foray into fantastical peril, they become level 1 adventurers and may choose a class. This adventure is such a funnel. It is an excellent entry point into the weird worlds of DCC. Hole in the Sky by Brendan LaSalle is a popular funnel adventure with an almost dream-like logic. Its a treat for someone trying roleplaying games for the first time or for someone who wants to branch out into another RPG. A Gold Bestseller on DriveThruRPG. DCC not only uses dice with 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 20 sides, used by many roleplaying games. It also uses stranger dice - dice with 3, 5, 7, 14, 16, 24 and 30 sides. If that sounds complicated, don't worry! It's the same as rolling any other die. Since we are using Discord and a digital dice roller, you do not need to purchase any dice for this game. The Quick Start rules are free online but are not necessary to read in advance.

Game Designer

1 year on StartPlaying

75 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Teacher, Creativity

Average response time: Under 1 hour

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

In order to communicate with the players and game master during the game, players will need to have Discord installed and make an account. Players will also need a microphone and speakers. You don't need dice. You may roll in Discord or in Owlbear Rodeo. You don't need to print anything.

What I provide

The Dungeon Crawl Classics rulebook and the adventure itself. I'll also bring my character voices and evocative descriptions during play!

Gameplay details

Please fill out this consent check list form before the day of the game. Thanks! https://forms.gle/JCbbxqbw6y88D29q6

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Debriefing
  • Lines and Veils
  • Open Door
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

We will make characters at the beginning of the session. Making the four level 0 characters you will play is very fast. If you want, you can review the rulebook ahead of time to understand character creation process better but this is completely optional. Character creation is quick to learn through doing and I will guide you through each step. Dungeon Crawl Classics Free Quick Start PDF https://goodman-games.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/DCC_QSR_Free.pdf

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: None

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